Hi, I'm Addison! I have spent what seems like my entire life pursuing artistic endeavors. I spent countless hours on various art mediums and in 2009 I graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Arts from the University of Victoria. In 2013 I completed a Graphic Design program at Mount Royal University. Since then I have worked as a glass bead and jewellery maker, commissioned oil paintings, done bridal makeup professionally and worked as a full time Graphic Designer taking on a vast array of projects and styles.
In 2018 I realized I had an absolute passion for all things wedding. After many years of helping my friends on their big day with invites, signs and event management - I decided to open Petite Paperie Design Co. and pursue my love of well designed, custom and heirloom pieces that truly bring your special day to life.
I know how important it is for a bride to feel that her vision has really been brought to life. I love to work closely with my clients and their vision and make dreams come true! This is not a cookie cutter online shop with a few customizable designs available - I am a fully custom and highly motivated artist ready to create with you!
If you are looking for help with branding your business - this is where my other passion lies. I'm passionate about art, design, small business! Not only do I love to make your logo/branding/website LOOK great, I want your business to succeed and offer marketing/advertising consultation alongside my design work. I look forward to hearing about your business and working collaboratively!
Although I grew up in Alberta, I have called British Columbia my home for over a decade of my life. I currently live in Crofton, BC on Vancouver Island. I enjoy the amazing outdoors here with my partner and best friend, Kevin and our senior dog Tia. Life is good.
2018 - CURRENT
Petite Paperie Design Co.
Creating custom and bespoke wedding and event invite suites. Also offering day of stationery, heirloom and hand done calligraphy, signage and custom illustrations.
2012 - CURRENT
In House Graphic Design & Marketing
Working with the marketing team to develop various promotional materials including web-sites, brochures, signage, web and print advertising.
2013 - CURRENT
Addison Quinn Designs
Various design projects including branding, logo design, brochures, signage, web-design, stationery, print ads and custom invitations/illustrations. Working with a broad variety of businesses including real estate, restaurants, start-ups, big tech, investment, personal and more
Mount Royal University
Graphic Design Diploma Program
Course in technical graphic design including developing skills in Adobe illustrator, Photoshop, word press and more. Developed personal style and graphic design portfolio. Explored typography, illustration and other design fundamentals.
Craft Council of BC
Management of store front retail space for over 100 artisans from British Columbia. Display creation and assisting curation and sales of various artist shows.
2009 - 2011
Sales Associate/Glass Artist/Instructor
Assisting with sales and gallery displays and sales of personal jewellery line. Instructed beginner and advanced bead and jewellery making classes. Management duties at ski hill cabin. Marketing and advertisement assistance.
2006 - 2009
University of Victoria
Bachelor of Fine Arts
Four year degree focused in Visual Arts, specializing in Painting and Art History. Explored mediums such as photography, design, academic drawing, oil and acrylic painting, mixed media and digital media.
2005 - 2006
Alberta College of Art & Design
First year studies in Graphic Design
Intensive one year study in the fundamentals of graphic design. Included photography, color theory, design theory, classic drawing and art history.